1959 Silver City Trophy

The 4th Silver City Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 10 October 1959 at Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk. The race was run over 25 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Ron Flockhart in a BRM P25. Flockhart also took pole and fastest lap.

1959 Silver City Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1959 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 10 October 1959
Official name IV Silver City Trophy
Location Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.36 km (2.71 miles)
Distance 25 laps, 109.03 km (67.75 miles)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:34.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM
Time 1:33.6
Podium
First BRM
Second Cooper-Climax
Third BRM

There were also several Formula Two entries in the field. Chris Bristow was highest-placed in that category, driving a Cooper T51, and fifth overall.

ResultsEdit

Note: a blue background indicates a car running under Formula 2 regulations.

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Ron Flockhart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 39m 49.2s 1
2 1   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper T51-Climax 25 laps 6
3 3   Bruce Halford Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 25 laps 4
4 6   David Piper Dorchester Service Station Lotus 16-Climax 24 laps 7
5 12   Chris Bristow British Racing Partnership Cooper T51-Borgward 24 laps 8
6 24   Mike McKee Jim Russell Cooper T45-Climax 24 laps 10
7 8   Ian Raby Ian Raby Racing Hume Cooper-Climax 23 laps 9
8 26   John Campbell-Jones John Campbell-Jones Cooper T45-Climax 23 laps 12
9 18   Trevor Taylor Ace Garage Rotherham Cooper T51-Climax 23 laps 15
10 9   Chris Summers Equipe Arden Cooper T51-Climax 22 laps 16
11 22   Andre Pilette Ecurie Nationale Belge Cooper T51-Climax 22 laps 17
12 25   Mike Parkes David Fry Fry-Climax 22 laps 18
13 21   Tim Parnell Reg Parnell Racing Cooper T45-Climax 22 laps 20
14 19   Dick Gibson Dick Gibson Cooper T43-Climax 22 laps 21
15 14   Ron Carter Trentside Motor Co Cooper T45-Climax 20 laps 22
16 15   Klaas Twisk Tulip Stable Cooper T51-Climax 20 laps 23
Ret 27   Stan Hart Oliver Hart Cooper T43-Climax 18 laps - mechanical 11
Ret 4   Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus 16-Climax 15 laps - anti-roll bar 5
Ret 10   Roy Salvadori High Efficiency Motors Cooper T45-Maserati 11 laps - mechanical 2
Ret 5   Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus 16-Climax 9 laps - drive shaft/steering 3
Ret 16   Brian Whitehouse Westmount Garage Cooper T43-Climax 2 laps - ignition 13
Ret 20   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Cooper T43-Climax 2 laps - suspension 14
DNS 23   Lucien Bianchi Ecurie Nationale Belge Cooper T51-Climax Mechanical 19
DNA 7   Bruce Halford Horace Gould Maserati 250F Drove entry #3 -
DNA 11   Dennis Taylor Dennis Taylor Lotus 12-Climax -
DNA 17   George Wicken Wincheap Racing Association Cooper T43-Climax -

ReferencesEdit

  • "1959 Silver City Trophy Results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  • "Non World Championship Grands Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2019-12-10.


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